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Tires : Cooper Cobra + Ebay Discount
#1
Was looking to replace my tires on the '73 and was getting quotes locally for around $130 each for 235/60/R14.

When I saw this:

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/cooper-cobra @ $110.00 each

And then this:

With the $100 instant rebate (CMOTORS151) bringing it to $85.00 each

and Free shipping.

If you are looking this seems to be a great deal right now.

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#2
Personally, I'm not a big fan of those tires. They look good but are hard wearing(low traction) and downright scary in the rain. BFG Radial T/A's are a much better tire.

Mike
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#3
+1 on the BF Goodrich tires. I have been caught in the rain a few times and they are great on wet pavement.


John J
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#4
John J;244140 Wrote:+1 on the BF Goodrich tires. I have been caught in the rain a few times and they are great on wet pavement.


John J

Thank you both.
Wasn't aware of the reputation of the Cooper Cobras. Oh well. They are on the way .
Cheap enough so I can at least drive on a sunny day on the freeway (right now it wobbles at 60+)

I guess I'll have to wear these down ,so I can budget for my next set of tires. Idea

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#5
I wouldn't try burning them down. Once they get hot, they get even harder.

Mike
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Black 1985 GT
Yellow 1973 Mustang Mach 1
Black 2012 5.0 GT, 6-speed, Brembo brakes, 3.73's
Wimbledon White 1966 F-100 Shortbed Styleside, 390ci, Tremec 3550, FiTech EFI
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#6
Well I will say this . Despite the brand of tires. I am glad I ordered new tires .

My wife and I were cruising on the freeway and some knuckle head decided to stop all traffic as they travelled from the far left lane , backup the car, move over 2 lanes and enter the exit ramp they missed.

Let's just say I tested my Brakes/Tires/Suspension and my patience all in about a 3 second period.

I made it unscathed on this one..the road has some extra rubber on it..

It's all about driving defensively but "my Goodness"...

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#7
Glad to hear you escaped unscathed.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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#8
I put Cooper Cobra GT on my car last spring and I've had absolutely no issues with them. But (and there's always a but) I've had no experience with them in the rain. I try to never have the old girl out in the wet shit (the back window gasket is original and it leaks into my trunk) but that's another subject.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride Big Grin Frank
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#9
Cooper tires are the worst.

I had coopers on my car for about 5 years, in the rain it was like ice skating, on dry i had a couple of times where the tires lost grip and scared me.

i thought it was just the way my car was.

then i googled cooper tires one day... i found many people had issues with them and had accidents they felt caused by the tires.

my trans died in april and on my list was get new tires anything but coopers.

when i got my trans rebuilt i installed a higher stall converter i was doing burnouts just touching the throttle.

got new BFgoodrich tires in august, NIGHT AND DAY difference, lots of grip now, no more super burn outs but the car is way more stable on dry or wet.
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#10
Cooper Cobras are a disaster waiting to happen!!!
I have them on my original Magnums that I use for inspection as they are the only RWL tires you can find around here.
They are really nice on dry roads both in ride comfort and handling.... BUT.. once the road gets a little more than moist (not even wet) they will lose their grip completely.
I am used to playing around with my car (even took drifting classes in it) but I got really scared a few times when the car would suddenly break loose with no warning on road conditions that did not even call for being careful.
You don't even need heavy rains or water standing on the road. Driving in the morning mist sometimes is enough for them and the car goes out of control.
I remember some time ago I stopped at a red light on a slight incline and it had stopped raining about 15 minutes earlier and as the light turned green my car would not move because the tires were simply spinning. I did not accelerate too hard or anything. Even trying to be extra gentle on the throttle did not help.
I had to put the FMX into second gear manually and accelerate oh so carefully in order to get the car moving.
Bottom line: With Cooper Cobras a normal wet road will actually feel like you're driving on ice.
If you live in a dry climate where it hardly ever rains, (SOCAL, AZ etc) go for it, no problem. But if you risk getting caught in the rain, then stay away from them.
Also don't say "I never take it out when it rains" because even on a sunny day you may get some rain down the road as the days goes on. Then you're gonna be sorry.
Sorry for the long post but I can't warn people enough from those tires.

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